There’s another hole on the USF football schedule after the Mountain West—home to the Nevada Wolf Pack—decided to cancel the 2020 fall football season due to COVID player and safety concerns, according to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy.
More news: Mountain West cancels fall football season because of COVID player health & safety concerns, sources told @Stadium. League will consider playing in spring. MW & MAC are 1st two FBS leagues opting not to play, bringing total to 26 FBS programs https://t.co/LPi7iX4tzA— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 10, 2020
USF now has two holes to fill on the schedule with Nevada and Bethune-Cookman off the table. The Texas game has not been officially canceled, but it appears to be on the chopping block according to numerous reports.
The Mountain West joins the MAC, and independents UConn, and Old Dominion to cancel their football season as concerns over player safety continue to mount with just weeks left before the season is supposed to start.
Rumors have circulated Sunday and into Monday that the Big Ten will also be canceling their season as a result of COVID-19.
We want to play and I believe we will Please don’t take this away from us. pic.twitter.com/X4I32LlnIT— KJ Sails 9⃣‼️ (@KJ2LiVE) August 10, 2020
Players from around the country have expressed their desire to play, but have requested some improvements from the NCAA and conferences as whole to help have a 2020 season, including the creation of a NCAA Players Association.
We will update this story as more news comes out.